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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS038-74-87 Date: Nov. 1990
Geographic Region: LOYALTY ISLANDS
Feature: LIFOU ISLAND, WE, AFLD

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  STS038-074-087 Lifou Island, Loyality Islands November 1990
The largest and most important island of the Loyality Islands, Lifou, can be seen in this northwest-looking view. Irregular in shape, Lifou Island is 50 miles (81 km) long and 10 to 15 miles (16 to 24 km) wide. The island is flat with no hills or rivers, but has abundant vegetation, fertile soils, and terraced cliffs. Lifou Island is a former coral atoll that was part of a submerged volcano. Nearly 2 million years ago, the island was uplifted to its present shape and elevation. Tourism is a major industry on the island. Chief exports include copra, rubber, and sugarcane. The water, since there are no rivers on Lifou, comes from rain that seeps through the calcareous soil and forms freshwater ponds. The major city on Lifou is We, which is located near the center of the image.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 314k
Mission: STS038  
Roll - Frame: 74 - 87
Geographical Name: LOYALTY ISLANDS  
Features: LIFOU ISLAND, WE, AFLD  
Center Lat x Lon: 20.9S x 167.2E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 36   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 15  
 
Date: 19901116   YYYYMMDD
Time: 214022   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 21.9S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 168.6E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 94   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 142   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 50   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND, FOREST, HILL, COAST  
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